May 8, 2010
I was dating a girl who was HIV positive. When I brought up the subject of using condoms she said she doesn't like them. I then asked her what she used. She said nothing. I know she takes Reyataz and Norvir so I was wondering if they lower the risk of transmitting HIV to the point that she isn't concerned about practicing safe sex?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
That your gal pal doesn't practice safer sex explains her HIV-positive status. Use of effective combination antiretroviral therapy that reduces the HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels does significantly decrease HIV-transmission risk; however, it doesn't completely eliminate the risk! Anyone foolish enough to have unsafe sex with your gal-pal is playing sexual Russian Roulette! Her behavior is unconscionable in my opinion.
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